The Salt Lake City Film Center will present "King Leopold's Ghost" Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. 300 South. The film is free, but a $5 donation is suggested.
The film is a tale of the richest country in Africa, claimed by King Leopold II of Belgium. Ten million people died under Leopold's reign and 4 million more have perished in the past five years. The film, brought up to the present day, demonstrates that "past" is present.
The film will be followed by a discussion with Rulon Wood from the University of Utah Film Studies Department. Wood has been working on a project that examines public memories about the Belgian Congo.